Institute for Public Accuracy

  • 11:21:46 pm on January 27, 2010 | 0

    “It lives on in the 8-year old boy in Louisiana, who just sent me his allowance and asked if I would give it to the people of Haiti. And it lives on in all the Americans who’ve dropped everything to go some place they’ve never been and pull people they’ve never known from rubble, prompting chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A!” when another life was saved.”

    This is a complete distortion of the feeling on the ground in Haiti. People there are disgusted with the belated and  “pathetic” US response (to quote  Italy’s disaster chief) and outraged by all the gun-pointing US Marines whose deployment has muscled aside cargo planes from France and other countries carrying doctors, medicine and inflatable hospitals, effectively increasing quake casualties. The Pentagon, on Obama’s watch, is cynically using a natural calamity to take over a nation of a people who have courageously  fended for themselves (with the help of about  500 Cuban doctors in the capital) through most of the post-quake horror but who need “more gauze, not guns” in the words of one US doctor helping there.

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